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MacInnis out, but expectations remain

Blues captain Al MacInnis may be off the ice for the season -- or forever -- after having surgeries Friday to repair the retina in both eyeballs.

Updated: October 20, 2003, 11:01 AM ET
By Tom Wheatley | Special to ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues thought they had their defense settled and their leadership all neat and alphabetized.

MacInnis And then both sights suddenly got as fuzzy as the view from Al MacInnis's sore eyes.

The Blues' captain may be off the ice for the season -- or forever -- after having surgeries Friday to repair the retina in both eyeballs.

"It stinks,'' said Doug Weight, who will no doubt serve as the team's primary spokesman with MacInnis out. "It's a big loss, ...

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